Proverbs 3:5-7 (The Message)
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he's the one who will keep you on track.
Don't assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
I have realized lately that just like the roads we drive on daily, the road of life has a lot of bumps and holes in it. Some of the holes are what I like to call "sinkholes"...
Your traveling along thinking things are going pretty well and all of a sudden you hit a bump. It throws you off course a little so you slow down a bit, straighten out, and then go on your way. Next thing you know you spot a hole, avoid it, then wham...you run into one. But, everything is good...no flat tires, so you go on. All of a sudden you drive right into a storm and as we all know, after a while, storms tear up the roads. Then the wind kicks up and things are coming at you from all sides. First something small hits you on the right, then something on the left, then all of a sudden something hits you from the back and your pushed right into a hole. As it turns out it's one that just keeps getting bigger and bigger and your sinking in deeper...it's a "sinkhole" and you can't get out!!
Just like life. Your doing great and then the storms come. How you handle those storms is what matters. When you hit those bumps, fall in those holes, do you get back up and keep going or do you get in a "sinkhole" and get stuck??!!
The Life Transformation study Bible says...We must trust HIM with all our heart and obey HIM in all our ways. That means total commitment to HIM. It says this about the word trust...The word translated "trust" in verse 5 means "to lie helpless, facedown." It pictures a servant waiting for the master's command in readiness to obey, or a defeated soldier yielding himself to the conquering general.
When the storms come, and the road of our life gets rough, that's what we need to do. "Lie helpless" and follow what Proverbs 3:5-7 says to do.
"Life" is the reason I'm posting this. I have been stuck in a "sinkhole". I just "happened" to read this passage in a devotion and knew that GOD was talking to me. But even though you know, you can't always just get out of it. So...I've read this passage over and over and I will continue to read it. Sometimes, just "knowing" what you know isn't good enough. You have to get it into your head and your heart before things change. Then you have to act on it. I'm thinking this is just one more lesson on...My Road To Maturity...which is what this blog is supposed to be about.